In February 2006, Rolling Stone released a list of "The New Guitar Gods", on which King was the sole woman and youngest artist (beating Derek Trucks in age by two months as the youngest on the list).
In addition to a 10-year career that includes six LP and two EP albums, King has also scored music for television and film.
I was just a guitar-obsessed 16 year old, bored on a Friday night and half-watching Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
When Kaki King was introduced as that night’s musical guest — just her and her Ovation guitar — I didn’t even recognize her name. But I do know that, like most of America, I’d never seen anyone play like that before.
So these are all component parts of the guitar, the neck, the bridge and the body.From there, King played a few occasional gigs and busked in the New York City Subway.After signing with Velour Records in 2002, King began recording her debut album, Everybody Loves You.These are also things that we have on ourselves—a neck and a body. It's not just coming and seeing a music show with lighting.So the idea is this exploration between myself and the guitar, or any human and any tool that they might use, like a piece of software or a language.